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Monday, April 27, 2015

Badree to mentor Australia’s young spinners

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies spinner Samuel Badree will mentor Australia’s young spinners as part of Cricket Australia’s spin camp this year. Comment.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ballance & Root pick up pace for England, Cook out for 76

Grenada: ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (AP) _ An aggressive, unbroken partnership of 89 between Gary Ballance and Joe Root put England back on course for a sizeable first-innings lead over the West Indies on day three Thursday of the second test. England was 253-3 at tea, trailing West Indies by 46 runs at the National Stadium. Comment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jefferson does well in meet

Sports: While Ryan Clifford of MacArthur High School in Long Island captured the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Akeem Aaron, a junior at Thomas Jefferson of Brooklyn, finished second in the same event, to start the day’s action off in the Knight-Time Invitational Track and Field meet conducted by Uniondale High School also of Long Island. Comment.

Cricket photo of the year

Caribbean: An image of Trinidad cricketer and former West Indies One-Day International captain Dwayne Bravo taking full-length catch in mid-air has been named the Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2014. Comment.

Shannon Gabriel must be in the Test squad

Sports: Clive Lloyd and his selection staff must see the importance for an additional fast bowler in the West Indies team against England. Jerome Taylor is bowling fine with some degree of pace, but Kemar Roach is not in the best of form and this continues to affect the team. Roach failed to put on a good showing in South Africa during the 2015 World Cup and also now against England in this Test Series. Comment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CONCACAF president re-elected unopposed

Sports: NASSAU, Bahamas (Thursday, April 16, 2015) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) celebrated today its 30th Ordinary Congress and 21st Extra Ordinary Congress in the Bahamas, confirming President Jeffrey Webb to a second term in office while focusing on continuing reforms that have strengthened the organization. Other members of CONCACAF’s Executive Committee were also elected. Comment.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NAIL-BITING DRAW

Sports: NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AP) _ An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first test Friday, spoiling James Anderson’s celebrations after becoming his country’s record wicket taker. Comment.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

ENGLAND RECOVERS

Sports: After struggling at 34 runs for three wickets in the first Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, the English batsmen stood to anchor their innings with some intelligent batting from the number four batsman, Ian Bill and Joe Root coming in at number five. Their partnership was 177 runs for the fourth wicket before Joe Root fell for 83, bowled by Jerome Taylor. Comment.

Cricket debt

Caribbean: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is hoping to negotiate a deal with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to have the controversial US$42 million claim repaid in matches and not cash. Comment.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Grace renews support to Jamaican athletes

Jamaica: For Jamaicans who live overseas, Grace Foods is a symbol of authentic and uncompromisingly delicious Jamaican foods, and this year Grace will again throw its support behind the prestigious Penn Relays, with severals initiatives directed at benefiting both athletes and spectators, who are expected to descend on the April 23-25 meet. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jara needs more mounts

Sports: Let’s turn the clock back to June of 2006. This was the time of the year that neither the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winners were in the Test of Champions for three year olds. Jazil took advantage of the field and emerged victorious. An established Panamanian jockey Fernando Jara rode that horse. Comment.

Friday, April 10, 2015

BULLS BIG SURPRISE

Sports: HANOVER, N.J. (AP) _ The New York Red Bulls might be one of the biggest surprises in the opening weeks of the Major League Soccer season. Comment.

NBA set for 1st Cuba trip since relations restored

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored. Comment.

Vincentian school gets set for Penn Relays

St Vincent: Athletes from the Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are rearing to hit the tracks and showcase Vincentian pride at the 121st staging of the Penn Relays Carnival, at Franklin Field Stadium, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Comment.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Gayle not ready to retire

Caribbean: Hard-hitting West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of the upcoming home series against England. Comment.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

US draw with Switzerland

Sports: ZURICH (AP) _ The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off. Comment.

Bolt returns to New York

Jamaica: It would not be long now before professional track and field returns to the met area, and it will be just about when the high school and college season ends for the track buffs and athletes. Now we just need to have good weather, and not a rainy day. Comment.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gayle to face disciplinary committee

Caribbean: The West Indies disciplinary committee has agreed to complete their hearing on West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle following the conclusion of the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Comments (1).

Friday, March 27, 2015

Terriers win season title

Sports: The Terriers, as they are nicknamed, who list only four seniors on their roster, won their first Northeast Conferene title since the winter of 2003. They were able to rest their standout players a little bit for the league tournament which determines who gets that automatic bid into the NCAA tourney. Comment.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RED BULLS BEAT DC

Sports: HARRISON, N.J. (AP) _ Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a goal and set up another as the New York Red Bulls defeated D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday in a home opener that was marked by disgruntled fans chanting support for former coach Mike Petke who was fired after last season. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WI appoints Phil Simmons as head coach

Sports: Former West Indies and Trinidad Tobago cricketer Phil Simmons, 51 years old, has received a three-year contract from the West Indies Cricket Board as head coach. He played 26 Test matches and 143 One-Day Internationals, between 1987 and 1998. He also coached ICC Associate Team Ireland. Simmons said, “West Indies have tremendous history and prestige in the game and I am honored to have been given this opportunity to be head coach.” Comment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Greatest one-day cricketer

Caribbean: Sir Vivian Richards has been crowned the greatest one-day cricketer ever by a jury of 50 eminent players, commentators and writers assembled by the Cricket Monthly recently. Comment.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wings takes title

Sports: When it comes to basketball champions in the public schools, people talk about Boys & Girls, Lincoln from Brooklyn, or Cardozo from Queens. Now a new champion emerged to the top. It was Wings Academy, located in the East Bronx. Comment.

Friday, March 20, 2015

NYC FC WINS HOME DEBUT

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ David Villa had a goal and an assist to help New York City FC beat 10-man New England 2-0 on Sunday in its home debut at Yankee Stadium. Comment.

WI needs a fresh start

Caribbean: St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that all the players who quit the tour of India in October last year should have been fired. “For my part, I would have started with a new fresh team,” said Anthony who was speaking at the CARICOM Leaders Lecture series hosted on the St. Augustine, Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies recently. Comment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cricket World Cup Quarter Finals all set

Sports: Sri Lanka will play against South Africa, India against Bangladesh, Australia against Pakistan and New Zealand against the West Indies. New Zealand came out on top in Pool A with Australia second. India came out on top in Pool B with South Africa second while West Indies ended in fourth place in pool B. Comment.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cosmos to play Cuban squad

Sports: HAVANA (AP) _ The New York Cosmos will face off against Cuba’s national team in June, an official said Tuesday, making it the first professional U.S. soccer club to play on the island in 37 years. Comment.

Windies missing mystery spinner

Caribbean: Clive Lloyd speaking in Perth, Australia said: “Sunil Narine is one of the best One-day bowlers in the world and with him not here he is sorely missed. Look at the scores we have been posting, 300 runs pretty consistently. If he was here, people won’t be able to chase that down. We miss him, we miss his wicket-taking ability and his economy rate. All these are reasons why we miss Sunil but he is not here so we have to do without him.” Comment.

Friday, March 13, 2015

TERRIERS GO TO NIT

Sports: What a year for the Terrier basketball team at St. Francis College of Brookyn. At the beginning of the season their eyes were set on going all the way and earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. And they almost did it but fell four points short of the miracle. Comment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dave Cameron re-elected WICB president

Sports: Dave Cameron was re-elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a second term, eight to four, by the panel. Vice President Emmanuel Nathan also was re-elected. The WICB Annual general meeting was held at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on March 7. Comment.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jamaican teen wins Pan-Am Fencing Champs

Jamaica: Jamaicans can claim another victory. Their 15-year-old, Tia Simms-Lymn snatched the gold at the Cadet Junior Pan-American Fencing Championships in Toronto, Canada and is now the first of her gender from the island to be crowned a Pan-American champion. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 7, 2015

‘Gayle’ force fastest score

Caribbean: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle smashed the highest ever score in a World Cup and the fastest ever double-century in one-day internationals, as West Indies powered their way to 372 for two against Zimbabwe in their third Group B in Australia last week. Comment.

Friday, March 6, 2015

MLS KICK OFF

Sports: The two local teams kick off the 20th MLS season on Sunday, March 8, and area fans, who are waiting with much anticipation to what the local soccer scene will look like, will have some idea come Sunday as to what’s in store for them this season. If all goes well, there should be some exciting times ahead, because for the first time there are two MLS teams in the New York/New Jersey area, which bodes well for an intense, Hudson River rivalry. Comment.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AB de Villiers scores record 162 not out

Caribbean: South Africa scored 408 runs for five wickets off their 50 overs at the Sydney cricket ground in Australia against the West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup. South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers slammed a record 162 runs not out from 66 balls with 17 fours and eight sixes. Other useful scores came from Fdu Plessis 66 runs from 70 balls, Hamish Amla 65 from 88 balls and RR Rossouw 61 from 39 balls. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

WINDIES CELEBRATE

Sports: Some excellent all around performances from Andre Russell, who bagged three wickets for 33 runs from eight overs and scored 42 runs from 13 balls which included three fours and four sixes. West Indies scored 310 runs for six wickets off 50 overs after they were sent in to bat. Comment.

The British are coming!

Sports: The British are coming! That’s a familiar cry that has been part of American history. In fact, the Brits have always been coming and never really stopped: there were the Pilgrims, the Beatles, then droves of soccer administrators and players, and now here comes Sky Sports. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Williams tops Lions’ scorers

Sports: Sophomore Keith Williams is one of the key holdovers from last year’s Bishop Loughlin’s basketball team that competes in the Diocese of Brooklyn division of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Last year, the Lions just fell short of winning the Intersectional title, and advancing into the State tournament. They lost to a better Christ The King squad in the finals. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Windies self-inflicting blow

Caribbean: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as “a self-inflicting” blow, the decision by the Clive Lloyd led selection panel to omit Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the region’s side for Cricket World Cup 2015 currently underway in Australia and New Zealand. Comment.